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1980 Honda H100A

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles

Summary:

Absolutely fantastic!

Faults:

Smokes like a trooper when it starts; slightly embarrassing, but hey ho!

General Comments:

The Honda H100a is a fantastic bike! It's my first bike as I'm only 17, but it's great to learn on.

I would however, like to start restoring old parts to make it look new and flash. However, I am struggling to find an exhaust. Would a H100s exhaust fit my bike, as mine has multiple holes from years of corrosion!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th January, 2013

1983 Honda H100A

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1991
Acceleration marks 2 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 1 / 10
Handling marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.1 / 10
Distance when acquired12765 miles
Most recent distance21785 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda H100A

Summary:

I must say having a bike is like being free. It puts the biggest smile on your face

Faults:

Hello there. It's a very good bike. Would buy one now if it was out there in the same 80st look.

General Comments:

This was one of the best bikes I ever had. 100cc, so what, got 68mph out of it.

Good little runner until some one stole it. Time to move on and find a better bike that might be out there still, like the Honda H100A I must say, but now looking at a Yam RD400 or a Honda 400N Superdream.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2009

1980 Honda H100A

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14216 miles

Faults:

The seat has split.

Chrome is badly worn.

General Comments:

Very robust.

I bought my new Honda H100A in April 1980 on a V plate. It was a new model just released in this country in the February of that year. It was also released in New Zealand and was known as the MB100, with a slightly different finish to the look of the H100A.

The bike has served me well over the last 25 years. It has always been a good starter, one to three kicks. Even after a two-year stretch when it was not used, it started with the stale fuel that was left in the tank on the third kick.

When new, I gauged the petrol consumption at 98 to the gallon, when I last used the bike in 1996 it was doing roughly 80 mpg. I could get a respectable 63 mph with no head wind. If the wind was blowing in my face I would often have drop down through the gears to maintain a speed of 17 mph.

In the first sixteen years I clocked up only 14200 miles, which is the original mileage to date. I am now well into a full restoration of the bike. I still have the original receipt from when I bought the bike, £409 new. Also the handbook and original tool kit that came with the bike.

Shortly before I laid the bike up it was stolen from outside my house, As I only live a mile from the Thames, it was worth a look on some waste land next to the river to see if my bike had been abandoned there. Sure enough, there it was, laying in the mud of the Thames with large pieces of concrete strewn over it. Thrown at it by the thieves due, probably, to their frustration at not being able to hotwire it. If only they had thought to turn the petrol on, it probably would have started. Their inexperience showed because they had cut into the loom in 3 places, and prized off the petrol filler cap to check there was petrol in it.

To get the bike running again, I repaired the loom, bought a second hand front wheel, fuel tank and headlight to replace the badly damaged parts. A year later I laid the bike up.

I love this little bike despite regularly getting a numb bum after about an hours ride. It's very reliable, but the brakes are not too hot by today's standards.

It has cost me very little money - a set of brake pads, an oil change and some bulbs. After the restoration I plan to ride this bike again on sunny days around the lanes of Essex and Kent.

A reliable bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2005

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 6 reviews